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The Cary family

1 of 10 portraits of Hon. Sheila Edwards (née Cary)

The Cary family, by Bassano Ltd, 6 September 1920 - NPG x75194 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Cary family

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 September 1920
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x75194


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  • Bassano Ltd (active 1901-1962). Artist associated with 42732 portraits.

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The Government of Ireland Act (Fourth Home Rule Bill) partitions Ireland into the Irish Free State with a devolved parliament in Dublin and Northern Ireland with a devolved parliament in Belfast. The Communist Party of Great Britain is founded in London, uniting a number of independent socialist and Marxist parties into a single, united party.

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Queen Alexandra unveils a monument to Edith Cavell in St Martin's Place opposite the National Portrait Gallery. The English nurse was executed in Germany for helping hundreds of allied soldiers to cross the border from occupied Belgium to the neutral Netherlands. George V officially opens the Imperial War Museum at the Crystal Palace.

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The Kapp Putsch threatens the newly formed Weimar Republic. In defiance of the Treaty of Versailles, the leaders of the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt refused to disband and marched on Berlin, occupying it on the 13th March. With the general army refusing to defend the city, the government fled to Stuttgart. The rebellion, however, failed after the workers joined a general strike, disabling their plans.

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